Juliet Pickering Dies at 76

Juliet Pickering

Juliet Pickering, affectionately known as “Mother,” died on Monday, March 30, at the age of 76.

Juliet was employed with her very first job at Bunker Bar and Restaurant in Frenchtown. She was a dependable, committed and dedicated worker of Kentucky Fried Chicken for over 27 years and also K-Mart Corporation Store for more than seven years.

Juliet was an active member of the Methodist Church in the St. Thomas-St. John Circuit.  She was a member of the Trinity Methodist Choir, Trinity Methodist Women’s League, Wesley Methodist 11 a.m. Choir, Wesley Methodist United Brothers and Sisters, and Christchurch’s Gospelaires Choir and Band.

Juliet Pickering is survived by her sons: Franklin “Frankie” Pickering and Elston “Ajabe” Rhymer Sr.; daughter, Shanee’ King Pickering; stepdaughter, Julie-Mae Pickering; special granddaughter, Brianna Joan Jordan; brothers: Pedrito “Rock” George Sr.  and George Stephens (New York); sister, Eileen Parsons (Tortola); aunt, Alice Thomas (Tortola); uncle, Ecedro Thomas (Tortola); sisters-in-law: Harriet Gordon, Erene Gray, Kathleen Wilson, Florenda James, Esmie Stevens, Agnes Idalia George, Venetta George and Gwendolyn Wheatley; and a host of relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

The first viewing will be held from noon to 2 p.m., Friday, April 24, at Turnbull’s Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at Turnbull’s Funeral Home and can be viewed livestream (Turnbull’s Funeral Home FaceBook page) at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 25. Interment will follow at Eastern Cemetery, Smith Bay.